Jazz Little

What Is This Thing Called Jazz?: African American Musicians as Artists, Critics, and Activists by Eric Porter

What Is This Thing Called Jazz?: African American Musicians as Artists, Critics, and Activists by Eric Porter
English | Jan 1, 2002 | ISBN: 0520232968, 0520218728 | 427 Pages | PDF | 2,4 MB
Mauro Ottolini & Sousaphonix - The Sky Above Braddock (2010) {Cam Jazz}

Mauro Ottolini & Sousaphonix - The Sky Above Braddock (2010) {Cam Jazz}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 345 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 133 Mb
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© 2010 Cam Jazz | CAMJ 7831-2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Little Big Band / Trombone

Trombonist Mauro Ottolini's diverse and multifaceted world completely unravels in this album; a maze of exciting and compelling sounds where, in the lucid madness of his band Sousaphonix, complete fulfilment is found. "The Sky Above Braddock is a limbo, where one finds lost and forgotten souls. The music in this album was inspired by a short story I read about a borough of Pittsburgh, Braddock. It sweetly and subtly intoxicated my artistic vein… A thrilling provocation." (M. Ottolini)
East Coast Jazz, Vol.6 - Urbie Green (1955/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

East Coast Jazz, Vol.6 - Urbie Green (1955/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 34:15 minutes | 552 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

This 1955 release from jazz trombonist Urbie Green is volume six in Creed Taylor's series of music spotlighting some of the best East Coast jazz of the mid-1950s. Green is accompanied here by a fine group of musicians including Danny Bank, Oscar Pettiford, Osie Johnson and Al Cohn, who used the pseudonym Ike Horowitz on the credits.

Carmen McRae - Just A Little Lovin' (1970) [Japanese Ed. 2013]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at May 17, 2017
Carmen McRae - Just A Little Lovin' (1970) [Japanese Ed. 2013]

Carmen McRae - Just A Little Lovin' (1970) [Japanese Ed. 2013]
XLD Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 285 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 129 Mb | Scans | Time: 45:42
WEA Japan | WPCR-27347
Jazz, Jazz Vocal, Traditional Pop

Released in 1970, Just a Little Lovin' was the fourth (and last) studio album Carmen McRae cut for Atlantic Records in the late '60s/early '70s. The albums were for the most part a mix of pop and jazz songs with a decidedly pop angle. Just a Little Lovin' isn't too different, though it leans more toward the soulful end of the street. …
Glenn Miller - The Great Jazz Artist Series: Glenn Miller (1991) {Japanese Edition}

Glenn Miller - The Great Jazz Artist Series: Glenn Miller (1991) {Japanese Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 250 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 133 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 600 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Jazz, Big Band, Swing | Daiichi Kikaku #OB-3030 / R-190128

Glenn Miller's reign as the most popular bandleader in the U.S. came relatively late in his career and was relatively brief, lasting only about three and a half years, from the spring of 1939 to the fall of 1942. But during that period he utterly dominated popular music, and over time he has proven the most enduring figure of the swing era, with reissues of his recordings achieving gold record status 40 years after his death. Miller developed a distinctive sound in which a high-pitched clarinet carried the melody, doubled by a saxophone section playing an octave lower, and he used that sound to produce a series of hits that remain definitive examples of swing music. Miller's approach is not much appreciated by jazz fans…
East Coast Jazz, Vol.4 - Herbie Mann (1954/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

East Coast Jazz, Vol.4 - Herbie Mann (1954/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 23:27 minutes | 375 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Jazz flute innovator Herbie Mann is the focus of this fourth installment in producer Creed Taylor's East Coast Jazz series, initiated to differentiate the jazz coming out of New York from the jazz being produced in California in the mid-1950s. This 1954 session was Mann's first record as a solo artist, originally issued on 10-inch vinyl.
Chet Baker - Chet Baker Big Band (1956) {Pacific Jazz CDP 0777 7 81201 2 4 rel 1993}

Chet Baker - Chet Baker Big Band (1956) {Pacific Jazz CDP 0777 7 81201 2 4 rel 1993}
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© 1956, 1993 Pacific Jazz / Capitol | CDP 0777 7 81201 2 4
Jazz / Big Band / Cool / West Coast Jazz / Trumpet

This highly enjoyable 1993 CD issue compiles the original six-song Chet Baker Sextet 10" EP as well as the Chet Baker Big Band 12" album. Although these two sessions were held more than two years apart, this was due primarily to an extended European tour during the intervening months and Baker's obvious unavailability stateside. Releasing an entire album under the moniker Chet Baker Big Band is a bit of a misnomer, as only the first four sides actually incorporate an 11-person configuration. The remaining tracks from the long-player feature a slightly smaller nonet configuration. Among the luminaries joining Baker (trumpet) and participating in the big-band arrangements are Art Pepper (alto sax), Bud Shank (alto sax), Phil Urso (tenor sax), and Bobby Timmons (piano).
Johnny Smith Trio - Designed For You (1959) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29157}

Johnny Smith Trio - Designed For You (1959) {2017 Japan SHM-CD Jazz Masters Collection 1200 Series WPCR-29157}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 195 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 80 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 67 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 1959, 2017 Roost / Parlophone / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-29157
Jazz / Cool / Guitar

Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. Johnny Smith really helped bring the sound of jazz guitar to a huge audience in the 50s – and an album like this is a perfect demonstration of his subtle genius on the instrument! At a time when so many others were working the guitar with a hard-edged sound, Smith moves into territory that's even more careful and precise – really making the most of the amplification on the strings, so that his touch can be gentle, but very pointed – allowing for lots of space between the notes, in a way that makes each of them mean even more than they might if strung together in a flurry. The group's a trio – with the bass and drums really giving Johnny a lot of room.

V.A. - The Perfect Jazz Collection (25CDs, 2010)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at May 4, 2017
V.A. - The Perfect Jazz Collection (25CDs, 2010)

V.A. - The Perfect Jazz Collection (25CDs, 2010)
Jazz, Fusion | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 3,55 Gb | Artwork 155 Mb
Label: Sony Music Entertainment

The Perfect Jazz Collection, 25 historic full length album recordings from the vaults of Columbia, Epic, RCA Victor and Bluebird labels. Remastered CD versions with extra tracks were available. Each album is packaged in a card wallet, in a nice facsimile vinyl format. If you want a history of Jazz, this is a bargain. Classic albums included are Miles Davis' Kind Of Blue, Dave Brubeck's Time Out, Billie Holiday's Lady In Satin, Nina Simone's Sings The Blues, Erroll Garner's Concert By The Sea, Charlie Parker's Bird and many more!

Chester Thompson - Powerhouse (1971) {Black Jazz}  Music

Posted by tiburon at May 2, 2017
Chester Thompson - Powerhouse (1971) {Black Jazz}

Chester Thompson - Powerhouse (1971) {Black Jazz}
EAC 0.99pb5 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3u | Full Scans 400dpi | 249MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Hard Bop

Contacted by phone at his home just south of San Francisco, Chester Thompson is quick in his response to a question about a record he made in three hours on a Sunday afternoon fifty years ago, Powerhouse. 'I was a young man, and it was an opportunity to show people that I could play a Hammond B-3 organ.' Little did Thompson know then that he was showing people who would place him on an unexpected career path into the whirlwind of pop music.